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Housekeeper at Trump’s New Jersey Golf Club Is Undocumented: NYT

Despite President Trump’s hard-line public stance against illegal immigration, his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club allegedly employs a small group of undocumented immigrants, according to a Thursday report from The New York Times. The Times’ story focuses on Victorina Morales, a Guatemalan woman who traveled illegally to the United States in 1999, and Sandra Diaz, a Costa Rican immigrant who has since obtained legal status. Morales and Diaz claim that at least two supervisors working for the golf club knew they weren’t legal residents when they were hired—Diaz in 2010 and Morales in 2013—and even helped employees skirt more strict documentation regulations in 2017. The unusual position gave the women access to previously unreported details about cleaning up after President Trump: Diaz claims she was tasked with ironing Trump’s boxers, and that the president once had an outburst when she couldn’t remove orange makeup stains from one of his shirts.

The White House did not respond to the Times’ request for comment. The Trump Organization did not comment on Morales or Diaz’s allegations, but noted: “We have tens of thousands of employees across our properties and have very strict hiring practices. If an employee submitted false documentation in an attempt to circumvent the law, they will be terminated immediately.”